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Ball O' Hurt
  • Ball O' Hurt item spriteold Ball O' Hurt item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage30 /
15 (Melee)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time45 (Very slow)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell150 /
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Ball 'O Hurt
    Ball 'O Hurt
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsCorrupt CrateCorrupt Crate120%
Defiled CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsDefiled CrateDefiled Crate120%
Shadow OrbShadow OrbShadow Orb120%

The Ball O' Hurt in action.

The Ball O' Hurt is a type of flail that is obtainable by destroying a Shadow Orb, or by looting a Corrupt Crate that is obtained by fishing in the Corruption. It also emits small particles similar to those of other objects in the Corruption.

It is particularly useful when fighting worm-type enemies or the Eater of Worlds boss, since it does relatively constant damage to the multiple segments.

Like any other flail, the player can hold down the Use / Attack button to flail it around the character, damaging nearby enemies with minimal knockback and half the damage. If the button is released during this action, the flail will be thrown. If the button is pressed/held while the flail is in mid-air, it will drop to the ground.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • The Crimson flail counterpart of the Ball O' Hurt is the Meatball. However, it is crafted rather than looted. Its Crimson Heart melee weapon counterpart is The Rotted Fork.
  • A rather humorous modifier for this weapon is "Hurtful", making it the "Hurtful Ball O' Hurt".


  • Desktop
    • Damage doubled from 15 to 30.
    • Functionality of flails reworked.
    • Aligned sell value with all other Shadow Orb/Crimson Heart loot, increasing it from 54 to 150.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Sprite updated.
    • New physics added for flails.
    • Renamed from Ball 'O Hurt to Ball O' Hurt.